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  1. Thread: Alpine Flowers

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    From Sunday June 26: Labrador Tea in profusion...

    From Sunday June 26:
    Labrador Tea in profusion between Pierce and Eisenhower.
    Mountain Cranberry plentiful in the col btw Pierce and Ike as were Bunchberry, Goldthread and Bluebead Lilly, though...
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    Apparently there was good viewing from the summit...

    Apparently there was good viewing from the summit of Mt Monroe. A photo from a friend on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jessiebriggs/15261726925/

    JohnL
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    New Record for the Pacific Crest Trail

    2,660 miles in 59+ days! 45 miles per day! yikes!

    http://blog.sfgate.com/stienstra/2013/08/18/josh-garrett-finishes-pct-in-record-time-13-pic-gallery/

    JohnL
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    When I did a solo traverse I dropped my car off...

    When I did a solo traverse I dropped my car off at Appalachia in the middle of the afternoon, grabbed the AMC shuttle back to Crawford Notch, had dinner at the Lodge, stayed at the Shapleigh...
  5. Beds? There are beds in Grey Knob now? My guess...

    Beds? There are beds in Grey Knob now?
    My guess says there is "floor space" to accommodate 15 persons upstairs in the loft, though I've been there when I 'm sure there were more.

    JohnL
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    #2. Kilback Pond.

    #2. Kilback Pond.
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    Not really. The Gulfside Trail is a virtual...

    Not really. The Gulfside Trail is a virtual boulevard. Adams' summit is only 0.6 miles out and back from T-Storm Jct, Jefferson is 0.7 up and over and Washington is at most 1/3 mile of rock...
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    Here's my opinion about getting ready for long...

    Here's my opinion about getting ready for long hikes in general and specifically the Presi Traverse. When I did my first Presi Traverse, I was in my 50’s so I wasn’t in my 30’s anymore either. I...
  9. Thread: Nat Geo-K2

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    If you mean she was the first woman to climb K2...

    If you mean she was the first woman to climb K2 without oxygen, there were at least 7 who preceded her; Wanda Rutkiewicz who was the first woman to climb K2 in 1986, did so without oxygen as did...
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    Thanks for passing on this link,Tim. Some other...

    Thanks for passing on this link,Tim. Some other very nice time lapse videos in there as well.
    Found another lenticular cloud from Friday's hike that I missed on my first pass through the shots. ...
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    We watched the lenticulars form and transform...

    We watched the lenticulars form and transform from Moosilauke on Friday as well.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6817586241_2272134e60_z.jpg

    JohnL
  12. I had left inguinal hernia surgery 12 years ago...

    I had left inguinal hernia surgery 12 years ago then hiked Liberty and Flume 3 1/2 weeks later. I had right inguinal hernia surgery in November and was doing 3 mile walks around the neighborhood two...
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    Though I don’t necessarily consider these my 10...

    Though I don’t necessarily consider these my 10 “best” photos of 2011, they are a representation of a well rounded set of my top nature related photos of the year. Thanks to everyone who has shown...
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    I agree with forestgnome. This is not a contest. ...

    I agree with forestgnome. This is not a contest. It's a chance to show others what really made you smile this year when you got home to look at your photos from your day of adventure. Remember the...
  15. Thread: DSLR Lenses?

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    I think you have people covered with your two...

    I think you have people covered with your two lenses. You can get good landscapes with the 18-55 but like Doug, I also prefer a wider lens. I have a Sigma 10-20 to deal with landscapes, seascapes...
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    I didn't get to do any mountain hiking this year...

    I didn't get to do any mountain hiking this year but I did get some scrambling done on the rocky New England shorelines for some photo work. This one is from earlier this month at Bass Rocks in...
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    I keyed in on five criteria of yours: small,...

    I keyed in on five criteria of yours: small, digital, accurate, quality, easy to read. My recommendation is Kestrel. Less than $100, includes anemometer, smaller than 5” x 2” x 1", under 3 oz,...
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    I was surprised to see that two of my favorites...

    I was surprised to see that two of my favorites have not been listed yet:

    Kilback Pond, along the Kilkenny Ridge Trail

    http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6237/6422044971_423eac67cb_z.jpg
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    Great images. Thanks for finding this. ...

    Great images. Thanks for finding this.



    Unfortunately for both Scott's men and the horses, the horses quickly outlasted their usefulness as pack animals as they were ill equipped for the...
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    Saw this on flickr and I'll say it again here: ...

    Saw this on flickr and I'll say it again here: Beautiful shot, Jim.

    JohnL
  21. yawn yawn yawn double yawn double yawn yawn yawn...

    yawn yawn yawn double yawn double yawn yawn yawn and yawn again
    blah blah blah yak yack Mongolian yak blah blah back sheep have you any wool wool wooly bully wooly bully wah wah wah wah wah bah bah...
  22. Thread: Yellowstone

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    Brings back memories of my trip to Yellowstone 4...

    Brings back memories of my trip to Yellowstone 4 years ago. You have some splendid images there and I agree with the others about the bison shot. Absolutely beautiful!

    JohnL
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    Yesterday from the open scrub land near the...

    Yesterday from the open scrub land near the house:

    Wild Lettuce; Canada Lettuce Lactuca canadensis

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6074/6067382329_fddf9aa9ac.jpg

    Wandlike Bush Clover; Milk...
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    All things being equal, everything is variable. ...

    All things being equal, everything is variable. Even you. From day to day, week to week, and on and on. You cannot figure it out with any degree of accuracy. The best you can do is get somewhere...
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    On summer hikes in the Whites I rarely even bring...

    On summer hikes in the Whites I rarely even bring a map though the compass is always in my pack pocket. I figure if I can't find my way on a well defined set of trails with accurate trail signs I...
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